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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014 has been published to provide other countries and regions with information on patent administration in Japan. The English version of the Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2014

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.

Part 1 Current Status of Intellectual Property Rights (PDF:2,859KB)

Chapter 1 Current Status of Applications, Registrations, Examinations, Appeals and Trials in and outside Japan

  1. Patents
  2. Utility Models
  3. Designs
  4. Trademarks
  5. Trials and Appeals

Chapter 2 Current Status of Intellectual Property Activities in Companies and Universities

  1. Intellectual Property Activities in Companies
  2. Intellectual Property Activities in Universities

Part 2 JPO’s Initiatives (PDF:6,534KB)

Chapter 1 Initiatives on Patents

  1. Efforts to Speed-up Patent Examination
  2. Efforts to Obtain Stable Rights
  3. Initiatives in International Work Sharing
  4. Initiatives to Achieve Future Patent Strategies

Chapter 2 Initiatives on Designs

  1. Support for Global Activities of Japanese Companies Based on Protecting Creative Designs
  2. Promoting the Utilization of Design Systems
  3. Providing Information on Designs
  4. Quality Management of Design Examinations
  5. Accelerated Examination Based on Applicants’ Needs

Chapter 3 Initiatives on Trademarks

  1. Project between the JPO and the KIPO to Create and Publish Tables Corresponding to Japanese and Korean Similar Group Codes
  2. Initiatives in Response to Changes in International Classifications under the Nice Agreement
  3. PR Activities for the International Registration System (Madrid Protocol)
  4. Initiatives Involving Regional Collective Trademarks
  5. Quality Management of Trademark Examinations
  6. Implementation of Accelerated Examination Based on Applicant Needs

Chapter 4 Initiatives on Trials and Appeals

  1. Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Proceedings
  2. Initiatives to Speed-up Proceedings
  3. Initiatives for Strengthening Global Cooperation

Chapter 5 Initiatives to Enhance the Use of Information Technology

  1. Initiatives to Enhance the Use of IT by the JPO
  2. Initiatives to Enhance the Global Use of IT

Chapter 6 Support and Initiatives on SMEs, Local Communities and Universities

  1. Support by Providing Information
  2. Support in Terms of Fees, etc.
  3. Support through Consultations
  4. Support by Experts
  5. Activities for Raising Awareness on Intellectual Property Systems
  6. Regional Support System

Chapter 7 Initiatives on Developing Human Resources

  1. Cultivation of Human Resources who Engage in IP
  2. Intellectual Property Achievement Award

Part 3 Efforts Made by Japan through International Frameworks (PDF:1,410KB)

  1. Efforts on Multilateral Meetings
  2. Initiatives for Developing Intellectual Property Systems in Developing Countries
  3. Measures to Combat Counterfeit Products
  4. Promotion of Conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Part 4 Future Directions and Concrete Measures for Japan’s IP Policies (PDF:1,336KB)

  1. Basic Principles for the IP Policies
  2. The Direction of IP Policies in the Future
  3. Concrete Issues and Measures

Part 5 Statistics and Appendixes (PDF:1,131KB)

Statistics and Appendixes(Data file)(EXCEL:350KB)

Back Cover (PDF:170KB)

Annual Report 2014 (the whole version) (PDF:13.1MB)

[Last updated 26 November 2015]


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